Training & Development Specialist 1

State of Minnesota    Moose Lake, MN
Job Description

This position assists the training director in all facets of the training program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Willow River/Moose Lake. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop training programs using standardized protocols.
  • Assist with the implementation and design of an intensive DOC Pre-service Training and Orientation Program for all new employees.
  • Assist in the overall operations of the Learning Resource Center.
  • Ensure that all training records are maintained per standards and reports are distributed as needed. Use the LMS (Learning Management System) to create reports and evaluate training completions and requirements; ensure staff are enrolled in necessary courses; and ensure rosters are available for sessions.
  • Compile evaluations and surveys, and formal and informal data on training programs, in order to measure the success of specific training programs.
  • Travel is required approximately 5% of the time for this position.

    Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:
  • Experience and skills in planning, preparing and presenting training to individuals and groups;
  • OR
  • Completion of an Associate's degree or higher in Instructional Design, Training and Development, Education, Adult Education, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Communications, Organizational Development, Distance Learning or related field.
  • Knowledge of the principles of employee development concepts, curriculum design, adult learning theory, training techniques and approaches, training evaluation methods, and training resources to meet DOC needs.
  • Ability to develop pre-service or in-service employee development programs using DOC lesson plans.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to effectively present training programs to a variety of audiences, including individuals and groups of adult learners.
  • Writing skills sufficient to effectively communicate written information to others and to create clear and concise reports.
  • Basic computer skills including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (preferably Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Preferred Qualifications: The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:
  • Completion of an Associate’s degree or higher in Instructional Design, Training and Development, Education, Adult Education, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Communications, Organizational Development, Distance Learning or related field.
  • A minimum of 6 months experience and skills in planning, preparing and presenting training to individuals and groups.
  • Experience in training/educating in a military, law enforcement, controlled environment or correctional facility setting.
  • Experience with graphic design software.
  • Working knowledge of the State of Minnesota's ELM system.
  • Trained in or experience in delivering self-defense, control tactics, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and/or weapons training.
  • Physical Requirements

    The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position and may be required to complete a tuberculosis screening prior to hire. For a copy of the PDA, please email Dan Holmgren (

    Additional Requirements

    The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.

    Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

    New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

    Application Details Why Work For Us

    Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision. We offer great State of Minnesota benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, and workout facilities at most locations.

    The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    How to Apply

    Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

    For additional information about the application process, go to


    If you have questions about the position, contact Dan holmgren at or 651.361.7317.


    The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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